Union St and C St Virginia City, NV 89440 +1 775 847 9099
This church was built during the late 1800s and literally pierces the sky with majestic spires. Parishioners enter through three arched doorways and rose-colored windows shed a heavenly light throughout the services. The solid-cast silver bell can be heard throughout the little town announcing the beginning of Mass. The splendid Gothic altar is a masterpiece of craftsmanship. Whatever religion you may be, you will appreciate the beauty in this house of God.
1111 East William Street (Mills Park) Carson City, NV 89706 +1 775 827 7600
This railroad is an ongoing attraction that allows children and adults a sample of riding behind a diesel switcher in either a gondola or a passenger car. Opened in 1981, it was built by a local group of railroad junkies now known as the Carson City Railroad Association. The train takes you all around Mills Park and lasts about 15-minutes. The ride is operated April through October and groups are welcomed.
1207 North Carson Street Carson City, NV 89701 +1 775 887 2174
This house was built in Washoe City by James D. Roberts in 1858. It was moved to Carson City in 1873 by Virginia & Truckee Railroad flat car. It represents a rare example of Gothic Revival architecture and is the oldest dwelling to be found in Carson City. It's also one of the few houses located on Carson Street, which is the main street of the city. Public outcry saved it from destruction and generated hundreds of thousands of dollars for refurbishment. Call for opening hours.
600 North Carson Street Carson City, NV 89701 +1 775 687 4810
This building was originally erected in 1870 as the U.S. Mint, which coined more than $49,000,000 until 1893. Now a museum, it hosts about 250,000 visitors each year and has become famous for exhibits such as The Chinese Experience, the Dat So La Lee Washoe Indian baskets and Coin Press No. 1. Nevada's wildlife is also featured, namely the ubiquitous coyote, elusive mountain lion, majestic golden eagle, bothersome badger and the mischievous black bear. The silver dining service from the USS Nevada battleship, fashioned with silver from the Tonopah mine and gold from Goldfield, is also on display. Admission costs $3 for adults and $2.50 for seniors. Children under 18 are free.
101 North Carson Street Carson City, NV 89701 +1 775 827 7600
The history of the second oldest capitol building west of the Mississippi is as colorful as Nevada itself. Completed in 1871, the cost of construction nearly doubled the amount originally bid by Peter Cavanaugh; with furnishings, the total rang in at USD104,000. The 1981 renovation cost nearly USD6 million. The first floor features a mural, three feet high and 400 feet long, painted by A. V. Wiggins in 1917. Numerous images representing Nevada's industries are embodied in the work. A variety of events take place as well, including the Silver & Snowflakes Holiday Tree Lighting in early December. Admission is free.
Located at the foot of the High Sierras, the ranch is at the crossroads of the Pony Express and the Emigrant Trails, now State Route 206. The place was settled in 1863 by Norwegian immigrants Nils Morrison and his wife Carrie Sorenson. The homestead has remained in the family for five generations, and they now specialize in antiques. There's even a "finder service" if the Morrison family doesn't have what you want on hand. Refreshments are served everyday at the old ranch house, and guests can take a stroll on the Pony Express Trail.
Genoa is the site of Nevada's first courthouse, complete with its jail. It was built in 1865, in what was then a Mormon settlement. It has been restored in recent years and it contains a blacksmith shop and a gift store. You can find handcrafted dolls, books on local history and other Nevada memorabilia. The tour of the museum is free, but donations are appreciated. Genoa is a peaceful little village just a few minutes south of Carson City. There are still some interesting examples of original architecture in the area in addition to the museum.
1595 N. Sierra Street Reno, NV 89503 +1 775 785 4512/+1 775 857 3378 (Tickets)
This beautifully landscaped area is one of Reno's premier parks. The Great Reno Balloon Race and "Reno Celebrates America", a fireworks show on the fourth of July, are a couple of the major events taking place here. On the grounds of this huge park you will find the Wilbur D. May Museum and Arboretum and the Great Basin Adventure Amusement Park. You will find miles of walking or jogging trails complete with exercise stations, a large playground for the kiddies, picnic and barbecue facilities, with acres and acres of grass. For large groups, you can call ahead and reserve one of the many gazebo picnic areas available throughout the park. No admission is charged for park entrance.
700 West Fourth Street Reno, NV 89503 +1 775 323 1375
This wedding chapel has been one of the favorites in Reno for decades. Classy and professional, the chapel offers transportation for clients, and photography or videotaping of your special day. There is also a wedding boutique and a florist available. If you want an outdoor wedding, it has a garden gazebo where you can exchange your vows when the weather is cooperative. The reasonable fees depend on the types of services you select.
22222 Mount Rose Highway Reno, NV 89511 +1 775 849 0704
Mount Rose is the known for being the second tallest mountain peak in the city and is a thriving skiing haven. Located by the idyllic Lake Tahoe, the place offers spectacular vistas and skiing here is a wonderful experience.
The view of the city is breathtaking from this park
near Windy Hill. If you're here to relax, choose a shade tree and sit a while. There are also several walking, mountain bike and horseback trails for those who ...
All aboard! Take a trip back to the old Comstock
days and enjoy a ride on this authentic steam train. You can go on a six mile round trip from Virginia City to Gold Hill. The narrated 35 minute ...
Nestled in the heart of Reno and surrounded by trees,
there is an enchanting lake. With enough picnic and park benches for everyone, you will want to spend the day at this favorite local hangout. You will be able ...